Author Archives: Ian Mond

Mondy’s Recommended Reading – May 2012

Here we go with my May recommendations.  No commentary, I’m a bit short on time, but I am curious to know what you thought of these stories and what else you liked in May. For May I read from the … Continue reading

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Mondy’s Recommended Reading – April 2012

Apologies for the hiatus.  My Writer and The Critic duties meant that I didn’t read a single short story for two and a bit months. For April, I read from: Apex – April Clarkesworld – April Lightspeed – April Aurealis … Continue reading

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Mondy’s Recommended Reading – March 2012

Although I’m recommending 7 stories this month, the same as I did in February, overall I was underwhelmed by the quality of the short fiction published in March.  None of it was actively bad… well maybe one story that I … Continue reading

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Mondy’s Recommended Reading – Febraury 2012

I’m back from Adelaide Writer’s Week (it was brilliant) and it occurred to me that in the rush of flying to Adelaide, eating canapes, meeting famous writers and talking about Daleks, I hadn’t as yet made my February short fiction … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading – January 2012

I’ve tried to be a bit more pro-active this year with my short fiction recommendations, tweeting the stories I really enjoyed on the @lastshortstory account.*  Because I have a full time job, a family, do two podcasts and enjoy things … Continue reading

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Mondy’s Years Best for 2011

What better thing to do, late on a Christmas mornig, then write about my favourite short stories from 2011. Of the 7,000 or so short stories written and published in any one year, I read 185 of them.  Considering one … Continue reading

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Clarkesworld – March to August 2011

I know I’ve been away for some time, but I want you to know that I never forgot any of you. Anyway, now that we’re zooming toward the end of the year, I thought I’d snap out of my stupor … Continue reading

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